August 3, 2021

5 Shapely Seating Reboots

These shapely seats are renewed for modern tushies.

CH78 by Hans J. Wegner, renewed by Carl Hansen & Søn

The iconic 1954 Mama Bear gets a reboot in FSC-certified oak or walnut (with optional neckpiece), shown here in Kvadrat’s Vidar upholstery. 

Round D.154.5 by Gio Ponti, renewed by Molteni&C

In collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives, the brand’s Heritage Collection rebirths a generous upholstered armchair with ash structure atop black-chrome or brushed-brass feet, reproduced from the late Italian architect’s drawings and photos.

Are by Carl-Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs, renewed 
by Ornäs

Showstopping from all angles, the 1958 sofa comes dressed in leather or a removable, washable fabric cover (with optional button tufting) on a birch, oak, walnut, or mahogany frame. Through Gestalt New York.

Soriana by Tobia Scarpa, renewed 
by Cassina

The sofa Scarpa designed with wife Afra in 1969 now boasts packets filled with eco-friendly bio-foam and recycled PET padding, and metal frame painted to match the upholstery. 

Croissant by Illum Wikkelsø, renewed 
by Gubi

Named for the crescent-shape French pastry, a segmented-back 1950s armchair by the Danish architect comes in graded fabrics, leathers, or COM and sits on oiled solid oak or American walnut legs. Through Property.

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